From Olympic events to museum directories, you will learn how concepts of direction and space (navigating through the human scale environment) present challenges for the designer. This class focuses on type and image as elements to orient a person within a specific environment. You will explore each stage of developing a wayfinding system, from sketches to 3D information graphics. You will learn how to guide an audience through new and/or unfamiliar environments and the exciting typographic and symbol system opportunities such work presents.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
Specified on the course schedule/outline
|W||—||Withdrawal during weeks 1 - 7|
|WF||—||Withdrawal failing after week 7|
|NF||—||Failing – Not actively engaged|
For more details about the Grading System, please see the current catalog.
Students must be actively engaged in the course. For a definition of active engagement, please see the current catalog.
Cheating and plagiarism are serious offenses against the University’s academic integrity and are consequently strictly prohibited. All students must familiarize themselves with the University policy on Academic Integrity.
Penalties for cheating and plagiarism are described in the University policy on Academic Integrity in the catalog. They include failure of the assignment, failure for the course, or dismissal from the University. For the complete Cheating/Plagiarism policy, please see the current catalog.
Students who have disabilities that may impact their performance in this course should follow the process described under the heading Accommodations for the Disabled in the current catalog.
Date of last review: 07/26/2021